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Paramount Performing Arts Camps – Information and Policies

Registration Procedures for 2018 Summer Camps

The purchase and registration for our camps will be completed through our ticketing website. Here are some tips to make the registration process simple:

  • The purchase process has a time limit of 15 minutes so be prepared before you start the process.
  • If you do not have an account on the Austin Theatre Alliance ticketing website, go to https://tickets.austintheatre.org/account/register.aspx and create an account. Please enter all information including your mailing address and phone number.
  • If you have an account and know your password, go to https://tickets.austintheatre.org/account/login.aspx and review your account details to ensure they reflect your current address and phone number.
  • To reset your password, go to https://tickets.austintheatre.org/account/forgot.aspx.
  • To begin registration, select a camp and select “1” seat to purchase. On the next page you will select your camper (if they are currently in our system) or enter your camper’s name, gender and birthday. On the following page you will enter emergency contact and other information. You must complete all fields with a red asterisks or the system will not let you complete the registration.
  • Once you reach your cart you can click “Continue Shopping” to purchase more camps or check out. After entering payment your registration will be complete!

If you have any questions or problems, you may contact Gale Valley at summercamps@austintheatre.org or (512) 692-0526.

ACCESSIBILITY

The Austin Theatre Alliance is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment and equitable access to all educational programming for students of all abilities. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at summercamps@austintheatre.org.

ATTENDANCE/MAKE UP POLICY

Paramount Academy for the Arts does not guarantee that camps cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e., weather, power outage) will be made up; no refunds will be issued. We do not offer make-up days due to a child’s inability to attend. In rare instances, camps may be cancelled 2-weeks prior to the start of camp due to low enrollment. A full refund will be issued in these cases. We ask that you please communicate any planned absences to the Camp Administrator on the first day of camp. This will help us to create a productive camp rehearsal schedule.

CANCELLATION/REFUNDS

Your full payment will be refunded if the camp is full or if the session is cancelled due to low enrollment. If you must cancel a camp you are already registered for, requests for any refund should be made in writing before May 1st. The tuition will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee. From May 1st -May 31st, 50% of the tuition can be refunded. June 1st and later, there are no refunds available. If you are registered for camp and need to change sessions, there will be a $50 administrative fee.

DROP OFF/PICK UP

All sessions are held daily from 9am to 4pm. We ask that campers be dropped off no earlier than 8:45am and picked up no later than 4:00pm. A detailed arrival and dismissal procedure will be communicated to all parents and guardians prior to the start of camp.

EARLY AND AFTER CARE

Early Care is available daily from 8:00am to 9:00am for $100 per camp session.
After Care is available daily from 4:00pm to 5:00pm for $100 per camp session.
If you would like to purchase both Early and After Care, the cost is $175 per session.
You may purchase Early Care or After Care at a rate of $15 per day if you do not need extra care for the entire session.
Early and After care is supervised unstructured time for students and may be purchased at www.austintheatre.org/campstore or during the online registration process. For more information, please contact us at summercamps@austintheatre.org.

LATE PICK UP

Parents/guardians will be assessed a $10 charge if a child is picked up more than 15 minutes after class/camp ends, and an additional $1 per minute thereafter. Please ensure that your child is picked up on time.

PAYMENT PLANS

Arrangements can be made between Paramount Academy for the Arts and parents/guardians to split the cost of camps into a payment plan. Requests for Payment plans must be received by April 1st. To make arrangements, please write to summercamps@austintheatre.org and include “payment plan” in the subject line.

PERSONAL ITEMS/CELL PHONES

We strongly suggest that nothing of value be brought to camp. Cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices are only allowed to be used during break and lunch times. The Paramount Academy for the Arts assumes no responsibility for any lost or damaged personal items.

PHOTO RELEASE

Paramount Academy for the Arts reserves the right to use photos and videos taken during camps and performances for promotional (via print or the web) and archival purposes only. In an effort to keep our young performances safe and to maintain focus, the taking of photographs, videotaping, and the use of recording devices is not permitted during camp performances. All performances are videotaped and photographed by the Paramount Academy for the Arts. Digital copies of camp performances are available for sale during registration and performance photographs will be shared with camp families after the camp concludes.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Limited scholarships for camps are available and awarded on a case by case basis. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, please complete the application at www.austintheatre.org/scholarships. Requests for scholarships must be received by April 1st in order to be considered. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. After April 1st scholarships will be awarded based on availability of funds.

ZERO TOLERANCE

In order to provide students with a safe and supportive environment, Paramount Academy for the Arts maintains a strict “Zero Tolerance” policy in regard to physical or verbal abuse, theft, vandalism, and the use of any and all illegal substances. Any student found in violation of this policy will be asked to leave the camp and no refunds will be issued.

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